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I will never listen to my radio again while riding my bike!!(7 posts)

I will never listen to my radio again while riding my bike!!the bull
Oct 1, 2003 6:43 PM
Just picked up this little bad boys for under 100 bucks it holds around 20 songs and is very easy to use.
Sounds great as well on some of my rides I was having trouble picking up stations.
Plus now I can listen to whatever I want.
Why didn't I get one of these sooner!
re: I will never listen to my radio again while riding my bike!!TNRyder
Oct 1, 2003 7:22 PM
I personally prefer to listen to the traffic while riding my bike.

Enjoy your new toy.
re: I will never listen to my radio again while riding my bike!!blakester
Oct 1, 2003 7:50 PM
I just got an Ipod, and I know just how you feel! I keep my volume down low enough so i can hear cars though.
re: I will never listen to my radio again while riding my bike!!lemmy999
Oct 2, 2003 5:07 AM
I bought an iRiver 256MB. I almost bought the one like yours though. I love mine, but only use it for lifting weights and jogging.
Kinda irresponsible if you ask me...axebiker
Oct 2, 2003 6:35 AM
Whether you've got the volume low or not, it hinders your awareness of traffic. I find that just plain irresponsible. It's illegal in Minnesota to wear headphones while operating a motor vehicle, so I can't imagine it's any safer on a bike. Even on bike paths, I think it's a dangerous practice. I won't even wear them inline skating. You just can't hear well enough. Things can happen VERY quickly, and having some sort of audible warning can make the difference between a close call and a disaster.

I ONLY wear mine at the gym. I'm not in too much danger getting run over on the elliptical trainer or the weight machines.

Besides that, we have too many Clear One stations around here... :)
Poor judgement?Kerry Irons
Oct 2, 2003 4:36 PM
The subject of riding with headphones comes up all the time, and all the people who do it say that they keep the music low so that they remain safe. My own experience in overtaking people with headphones (plus the one time I made the mistake of riding with someone wearing them) tells me that these people are just kidding themselves. You need your hearing to deal with traffic and other riders. Full stop. Anyone who claims they have full hearing with headphones on is in denial. Anyone who can't get great music in their head without headphones is lacking in imagination.
are you adultsSkooter
Oct 3, 2003 12:37 AM
let people make their own choices. Enjoy your car as I drive my truck...with the stereo on